Originally started by Dr. Maikao Usui, Reiki is a Japanese energy healing technique developed in the early 20th century. It finds its roots in Buddhism, and is a system of hand techniques as well as a compassionate way of life. It has been translated to mean “spiritually guided/ life force energy” and is based on the concept that the free and balanced flow of Qi is the cause of health. It differs from other forms of bodywork in that the touch is very light and contact is held for long periods of time.
A Reiki Therapist supports the electro-magnetic field, connected into the body’s central nervous system, which has an incredible influence over a variety of bodily functions. Kammaleathahh’s experience and knowledge of the 12 meridian system in Chinese Medicine is integrated into these sessions. The meridian system contains lines that promote the flow of Qi through the nervous system, connective tissue and blood.
Reiki is most effective when it is practiced from a state of love, compassion, and kindness. The practitioner does not control the session. The therapist’s focus lies in following cues from the body on how to proceed, rather than directing the body. Listening is done with physical observation, verbal communication and intuitive senses. Reiki can help open physical and emotional restrictions and support a deep experience of relaxation. It is an excellent addition to Qi-Gong practice, Yoga practice, Acupuncture treatment, and massage therapy sessions.
Massage strokes are used to lengthen, spread and separate muscle groups, and pressure is often slow and deliberate. This type of massage is commonly referred to as ‘deep tissue’. Kammaleathahh draws from trigger point therapy; isometric and passive stretching; and myofascial techniques. Her work aims to help you feel better with long lasting results. Read more »
This massage focuses on the special needs of the mother-to-be as her body goes through the dramatic changes of the childbirth experience. Read more »
Cupping is a method of applying acupressure with cups by creating a vacuum on the patient’s skin to dispel stagnation — stagnant blood and lymph, thereby improving qi flow. The skin and muscular/connective tissue is drawn into the cup. The cups are moved slowly in the area or will be stationary, depending on the desired outcome. Cupping at SHC massage is mainly recommended for the treatment of soft tissue pain, chronic cough, and has great benefits for clearing lung congestion. Read more »